Stile

Stile

, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from stgan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. 164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Stair.] 1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
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There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way.
Shak.
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Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle.
Bunyan.
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2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised.
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In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions, and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when horizontal.
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Hanging stile, Pulley stile. See under Hanging, and Pulley.
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